Pastor Neil Stern
Where did you grow up? Outside of Thorsby, AB
Who are the members of your family? My wife Debra and my adult children Julianna and Benjamin.
How long have you been a pastor? Pastor since 2000 (Concordia Lutheran Seminary). Lead pastor at St. Peter’s since March 2009.
What was your first job? Feeding and tending calves on family farm.
What is your greatest indulgence? Pizza
What is your favorite music? Classical in the morning. Rock n’ Roll in the car. Jazz at night. Or, whatever is on CKUA.
What is your biggest challenge at this stage of your life? "Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will." (Author Eric Metaxas commenting on the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
What is your favorite snack food? Puffed wheat squares.
What was your childhood ambition? Aircraft pilot.
What Bible verse is meaningful to you? 2 Corinthians 12:9